In May I wrote about the ladybug rocks my grand-daughter and I made for the garden. She had so much fun helping that we decided to make another project together. One of her favorite stories is The Very Hungry Caterpillar so I thought it would be easy to make a caterpillar. We would make a simple caterpillar and she can practice counting the stones.
We made two caterpillars one for grandma's house and one for Haddie's house. At grandma's house we found a patch of dirt to set up the caterpillar. Then grandma went back later and planted some plants around the caterpillar.The caterpillar is so easy to make, just find a few rocks and wash and spray paint them green and red. I used circle sponges I found at Michael's for the eyes and nose. Then I put two coats of Outdoor Mod Podge on the rocks.
You will notice in the top picture I tried to make a Nemo rock for Haddie. Right now she loves Nemo. I let her take the Nemo rock home for her garden. She put in near her playhouse.
When Haddie comes over for a visit she likes to look for her ladybugs and caterpillar in the garden. She has her rainbow ladybugs, her caterpillar and a butterfly windsock. She is very proud of her things and likes to look at them for a while.